Community Radio

The stations provide training for students and members of the public with industry-standard live broadcasting facilities and opportunities to create and innovate under supervision from experienced media professionals.

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Colm McAlinden

Radio Co-Ordinator / Station Manager, FM105

Colm joined the team in 2012 and oversees operations in all three of our stations, in addition to day-to-day management in FM105.

Colm has an extensive background in broadcasting on both TV and radio, having entered the industry in 2003.

Colm also helps to develop the next generation of broadcast professionals as an Associate Lecturer in Media, where he specialises in audio production and journalism.

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Michael Clarke

Station Manager, Lisburn's 98FM

Michael has been working in the radio industry since 2005 and joined our team in 2012.

He is a regular voice on BBC NI as a football commentator on a range of sport programmes including Final Score on BBC One NI.

Michael trains presenters and volunteers at Lisburn’s 98FM, where he also presents two programmes each week.

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Paul Cromie

Station Manager, Bangor FM

Paul began working in the radio industry in 2001 at Citybeat, before moving to U105 / UTV in 2005 where he presented and edited Radio News Bulletins and was a Producer on UTV Live.

At Bangor FM, Paul trains volunteers and students in radio production techniques and was founder of Bangor Live – the station’s flagship programme.

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Where are they now?

Many of our presenters are now employed in the media industry.

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How to get involved?

We have opportunities at each of our stations in areas including presentation, production and online. If you are interested in getting involved in the stations in any way, please contact: